Sunday, April 18, 2010

Draft Info

Hi Everyone,

I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow for work and will be there until next Monday. Sadly, I won't be able to cover the draft as intently as I had hoped. I'll try and tweet/blog reactions to draft picks as I get the news, but I don't know how busy my work schedule will be...hopefully I'll be able to post some fun things tho here and there.

Stay tuned and enjoy the 2010 NFL Draft!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Marshall to Miami

Denver Broncos trade WR Brandon Marshall to Miami Dolphins for two second round picks - one this year, one next year. Dolphins give him a contract extension worth $47.5 Million.

Plain and simple - Miami has one less thing to worry about. Marshall is a big play/go-to receiver, regardless of off-season problems. Denver, on the other hand, now has one more thing to look for, and one more question mark on the list - not the best notion for a team that's already searching for several answers heading into the season...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Holmes to the Jets

Steelers "dump" Santonio Holmes to Jets for a fifth round pick.

Wow. Despite some off-field issues and a pending suspension, this move was a shocker. I understand that the Steelers are dealing with team image and personnel problems, but giving away a talented receiver in Holmes might be a step in the wrong direction. With the looming threat of more Roethlisberger problems, I'm surprised the Steelers are willing to lose any established receivers which could help out budding QB Dennis Dixon.

Regardless of what the Steelers organization is thinking, the New York Jets are looking at a significantly improved team in 2010. Even with a four game suspension for Holmes heading into the season, "elite" begins to sum up my thoughts of the Jets as well as a clear favorite for not only their devision, but for the conference and, yeah, maybe even the Super Bowl...just throwing that out there.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mr. McNabb goes to Washington


I'm pretty surprised that Washington, of all teams, came out of the pile with possession. I figured one of the other teams, mainly Oakland, would be the new home for McNabb. I was confident he'd be traded before the Draft with the buzz that the Eagles really were searching for more picks. But when I read the news of this trade, I realized how smart the Redskins are for making this move, and how it actually makes perfect sense for both teams.

The Redskins have been looking for a spark to get their team on track again. It failed with the return of Joe Gibbs, it failed with Jim Zorn. But now Mike Shanahan's in the picture, and with him: a seasoned Quarterback, not an unproven rookie, but someone we all know can hack it. McNabb brings experience, excitement and, most of all, confidence to the struggling Skins. It seemed that D.C. had a very hard time wrapping their heads around Jason Campbell (who might be hitting the road after this), but I'm sure the team can get behind McNabb and focus on a bright future, instead of wallowing in the troubles of the recent past.

McNabb is not the final solution for Washington, but it's certainly a ray of hope. I'm still expecting them to draft a young quarterback early who can start fresh and learn from McNabb, but maybe they'll wait until later in the draft (maybe not though as they have no 2nd or 3rd round picks). But the bottom line is the Skins can feel better knowing that they have a quarterback they can believe in. And if you look at the top teams in the league, having that means everything.

As for the Eagles, they can look toward their future. Kevin Kolb, come on down! He has proven he can win and the team is officially in his hands. Now it's time to see if he can succeed where McNabb has failed and take the Eagles to the Super Bowl. No easy task...

Did I mention I was excited for the upcoming season?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April News

Jacksonville Jaguars announce move to Los Angeles...

Eagles trade Donovan McNabb to Buffalo Bills for undisclosed draft picks...

New England Patriots fire Bill Belichick...

Unbelievable announcements from these teams. I'm almost in shock with where to begin. Jacksonville moving to Los Angeles I can believe, but it seems downright absurd that the Patriots would fire their "genius". And as for McNabb, I'm sure bills fans everywhere will be thrilled to see him in blue and red.

April Fools? Actually it's too bad none of it's true...but hey, we can dream can't we?

Happy April Fools Day Everyone!

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